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Reviewed May 2, 2015

Owner and staff are friendly. Owner can speak English. Dinner and breakfast is very good! Location is away from the crowds, just a 20 mins drive from the nearest train station. There is a private family hot spring you can reserve.

  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tommy T
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Reviewed April 29, 2015

This becomes one of our favourite hotels in Japan. If you need a place to escape from the crowds and commercial world, you may enjoy staying here. You will have quietness with nice natural views. You will be served with good meals. They serve their guests sincerely but provide them privacy. Though JR 湯平駅 is different from Yufuin, it took us about 10 mins from JR Yufuin to JR 湯平駅 by train. And the trains are frequent. Hotel shuttle service is provided by request. It is special to those people like staying in warm minshuku and classical hotel.

Room Tip: You do not want commercial environment like Yufuin. You love quietness.
  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank winnieprays
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Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We chose shimizu ryokan as it is away from the touristy yufuin and beppu. shimizu ryokan is situated in yunohira, just a 30min drive away from yufuin.
We booked 欄room initially but when we reached there they gave us 桜 room which was fine with us as it is a private room with its private stairs and is bigger than 欄 room. Price is staying was around ¥13,110 per pax, the price stated was different from the website so I suggest it's better to give a call to the ryokan to get the right rates. Shimizu San speaks English so there should be no problem communicating.
The directions for the access to shimizu ryokan in the website was excellent, without it, you will definitely get lost around the area as the gps will not bring you to the exact location. We drove at night and it was already dark so fortunately for the pictures and signs given, we looked out for a coca cola sign board and reached our destination without getting lost.
Dinner was great as well, my parents had pork nabe while I had beef steak. It was like japanese dinner fine dining and we enjoyed the excellent course meal.
We only get to enjoy our onsen bath at 10pm and there was hardly any people. shimizu ryokan provides for private onsen but we don't see the need to use it as there were hardly any body around that time. They had any outdoor and indoor cave onsen. The indoor cave onsen is much better, unique as I've never been to a cave onsen despite having visited many onsen before.
We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again!

Stayed: March 2015, traveled with family
1  Thank Scrimpter
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Reviewed February 26, 2015

This ryokan is an artistic architecture. I've never stayed in a more beautiful room in my life. It's not only the room, but also the garden outside that perfectly is an integral part of our room that makes this room so special. We can just sit in our room for hours and still feel so good at the set up. We were there on our family's special occasion, and the dinner was satisfyingly exotic; very high quality, sophisticated, and perfectly arranged.

Their cave onsen is another nice piece of architecture. Their outdoor onsen is well decorated, but I heard from my family that the female's outdoor one is probably a little bigger.

Mr.Shimizu is classy and with a great sense of hospitality. He also speaks English fluently, making our stay one of the best experiences.

  • Stayed: February 2015, traveled with family
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2  Thank T T
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Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stayed for a night in mid January 2015. The room was spacious and comfortable. The food was just excellent. We used the private onsen once and two or three times for the cave onsen. Everything was great. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank rosaHongKong_China
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